BPC is partnering with major Chinese companies

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    Butwal Power Company Limited is partnering with three major Chinese companies for the development of Hydropower project in Nepal.

    The joint venture between the Chinese companies and Butwal Power Company (BPC) was launched in Nepal’s capital Katmandu Wednesday evening.

    Sichuan Provincial Investment Group Co. Ltd (SPIG), Chengdu Xingcheng Investment Group Co. Ltd (CXIG) and Qing Yuan Engineering Consulting Co. Ltd (QYEC) and BPC will first develop the 100MW Lower Manang Marshyangdi Hydroelectric Project, located at high Himalayan area of Gandaki zone in western Nepal.

    “It will be followed by a number of other ventures,” the Nepali company said in a press release.

    BPC Chairman Padma Jyoti termed the cooperation a first step towards a long-term partnership as hydropower is long-term business.

    Dr. Liu Guoqiang, chairman of SPIG board, said that the joint venture has opened a new platform for cooperation in energy sector under China’s Belt and Road Initiative.